At AMD's APU13 developer conference, the company unveiled new details about their upcoming Kaveri APU, the successor to this year's Richland line. AMD announced that the desktop Kaveri parts, using the FM2+ socket, will be available from January 14th, 2014 following extra information at CES 2014.
The top-end Kaveri SKU will come with four CPU cores based on the Steamroller architecture, which is AMD's latest for desktop parts, alongside a GCN 1.1-based GPU. The GPU will feature eight compute units for 512 stream processors, putting the specifications on par with a mid-to-low-range Radeon HD 7750.
AMD claims the flagship APU - the A10-7850K with a 3.7 GHz CPU and 720 MHz GPU - will offer 856 GFLOPS of performance (from the CPU and GPU combined). Furthermore, a demo revealed that the Kaveri-based APU was capable of running Battlefield 4 at medium settings, achieving around 30 frames per second; faster than the Intel Core i7-4770K and Nvidia GeForce GT 630 combo it was up against.
Also, it was confirmed that both TrueAudio (AMD's dedicated DSP for in-game audio processing) and the low-level Mantle API will be supported by new Kaveri chips, which is great news for buyers in the market for a cheap gaming PC.
At this stage there aren't any details on what the Kaveri APUs will cost, but expect more details at CES 2014 at the start of next year.
The AMD A10-6800K is a Quad core CPU of the new A series. The A10-6800K packs 4MB of cache and Dual-channel DDR3-2133 memory support. It features clock speeds of 4.10GHz, with Max Turbo frequency of 4.40GHz.. The A10-6800K also offers a boost in the GPU operating clock speed at 844MHz.
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